In search of a big, good looking, power packed Android smartphone is ended with UMI Hammer S. Big screens won the race over traditional 3.5-4.7-inch smartphone sizes. Today I’m reviewing UMI Hammer S in detail. In my opinion, the ideal smartphone looks like this, it has almost all features including IR Blaster to make your smartphone as a Universal Remote.
UMI has a good name in making solid affordable Android smartphones, with the launch of Hammer S the company still maintains a good name. It is another MediaTek 6735 device with a gorgeous metal frame, display, and all latest geeky features. If you are looking for a detailed review of the device, read our complete UMI Hammer S take on.
UMI Hammer S Review: Build Quality & Design
Design wise, the UMI Hammer S is one of the better-looking budget smartphones out there. It has beautiful build quality, it is crafted with aircraft-grade aluminium which provides the lightest weight and ultimate durability.
On the front side, it has a 5.5-inch display, set of sensors on the top, a beautiful display and touch buttons. On the back side, it has 13MP Camera, dual LED Flash and Fingerprint scanner to provide extra security to your device. The rear panel has also a curved design towards the edges giving the device a good grip.
The power and volume keys are on the right side and USB Type-C can be found at the bottom of the device along with the speaker. Overall, we can easily saw that UMI Hammer S is one of the better-looking devices in the budget category.
UMI Hammer S Review: Features and Performance
The UMI Hammer is a mid-range Android phablet which features a 5.5-inch 720p (1280 x 720) IPS display along with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal storage. The device has 13-MP camera is on the rear side, and a 2-megapixel snapper can be found up front. We tested the UMI Hammer S in Antutu, we got a good score in performance.
The device has a 5-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) IPS display, which is one of the better displays available in this price point. The brightness levels are also good on the display and we don’t have too much to complain in this aspect. The device also comes with IR Blaster, you can control any household device by using Hammer S as a remote. The UMI also provided a fingerprint scanner at the back of the device, the scanner is pretty fast and accurate.
The device runs on MTK6735, Cortex A53 quad core, 1.0GHz chipset, which is an average performer. But the overall performance of the device was good and we didn’t experience any lags or issues which running apps or playing games and multitasking. The camera performance was pretty good for this price point, the color and brightness levels are good in images taken with the device. To run all these features, the device is packed with a 3200mAh battery, which promises to give 2-3 days of standby time.
UMI Hammer S Specs
|Model||UMI HAMMER S|
|Band||2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz|
|3G: WCDMA 900/1900/2100MHz|
|4G: FDD-LTE 800/1800/2100/2600MHz|
|Sim Card||Dual Micro-SIM Card Dual Standby(one also for TF card)|
|Shell Material||Plastic with aluminium frame|
|OS||Android Lollipop 5.1|
|CPU||MTK6735, Cortex A53 quad core, 1.0GHz GPU: Mali-T720|
|Display Size||5.5 Inch|
|Type||IPS, 2.5D Curved design|
|Resolution||1280 x 720 pixels HD screen|
|Video File Format||Video File Format|
|Audio File Format||MP3/WAV/AMR/AWB|
|Card Extend||Yes, support external Micro SD/TF card up to 64GB|
|Data Transfer & Connectivity|
|Camera/Picture Resolution|| 2.0MP front camera, 13.0MP SONY IMX179 back camera with
flashlight and auto focus
|GPS||Build in GPS, A-GPS with EPO|
|WIFI||Yes, 802.11 b/g/n, support 2.4/5.0GHz dual band|
|Multi-Touch||Yes, 5 points touch|
|Dimensions||154 x 77.4 x 8.5mm/6.06 x 3.04 x 0.33 inch|
| Net Weight
|Standby Time||About 2~3 days|
|Other Feature|| Touch ID, Remote Control, 4G, GPS, FM, Bluetooth, Ebook, Email,
Messaging, wallpapers, calendar, calculator, clock, camera,
tethering & portable hotspot, Play Store, OTG, smart wake, etc
Considering price and features, the UMI Hammer S is a fantastic device. Under $140, you will get an Android smartphone with a fingerprint scanner, IR Blaster with Universal Remote capability, decent Camera and faster performance.